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1960 Milwaukee Braves season

 

1960 Milwaukee Braves season

1960 Milwaukee Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 88–66 (.571)
League place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Louis R. Perini
Manager(s) Chuck Dressen
Local television none
Local radio WEMP
WTMJ
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh)
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The 1960 Milwaukee Braves season was the eighth for the franchise in Milwaukee, and the 85th overall in the National League. The Braves finished in second place in the NL with a record of 88-66, seven games behind the NL and World Series Champion Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offseason

Managerial and coaching turnover

After 312 seasons at the helm of the Braves and compiling a record of 341–231 (.596) with two NL pennants and the 1957 World Series championship, manager Fred Haney, 63, resigned on October 5 in the wake of the 1959 playoff loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.[8] On October 24, the Braves appointed another veteran skipper, Chuck Dressen, 65, well known as the manager of the "Boys of Summer" Brooklyn Dodgers of 1951–1953, as Haney's successor for 1960.[9] The Braves had considered a number of high-profile former big-league managers,[8] as well as minor league skipper Ben Geraghty, before settling on Dressen.

Pitching coach Whit Wyatt was Dressen's only 1960 holdover from Haney's coaching staff, with Billy Herman, John Fitzpatrick and George Susce all departing with Haney.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 59 -- .617
Milwaukee Braves 88 66 7 .571
St. Louis Cardinals 86 68 9 .558
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 72 13 .532
San Francisco Giants 79 75 16 .513
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 28 .435
Chicago Cubs 60 94 35 .390
Philadelphia Phillies 59 95 36 .383

Notable transactions

Roster

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
3B Mathews, EddieEddie Mathews 153 548 152 .277 39 124
SS Logan, JohnnyJohnny Logan 136 482 118 .245 7 42
RF Aaron, HankHank Aaron 153 590 172 .292 40 126

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mantilla, FélixFélix Mantilla 63 148 38 .257 3 11
Maye, LeeLee Maye 41 83 25 .301 0 2
Boone, RayRay Boone 7 12 3 .250 0 4
Lopata, StanStan Lopata 7 8 1 .125 0 0
Gabrielson, LenLen Gabrielson 4 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G IP W L ERA SO
Burdette, LewLew Burdette 45 275.2 19 13 3.36 83
Buhl, BobBob Buhl 36 238.2 16 9 3.09 121
Willey, CarlCarl Willey 28 144.2 6 7 4.35 109

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jay, JoeyJoey Jay 32 133.1 9 8 3.24 90
Brunet, GeorgeGeorge Brunet 17 49.2 2 0 5.07 39

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G W L SV ERA SO
Piché, RonRon Piché 37 3 5 9 3.56 38
Fox, TerryTerry Fox 5 0 0 0 4.32 5
Giggie, BobBob Giggie 3 0 0 0 4.15 5

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Ben Geraghty and Bill Adair
AAA Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League Ernie White
AA Austin Senators Texas League Alex Monchak
A Jacksonville Braves Sally League Red Murff
B Cedar Rapids Braves Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Jimmy Brown
B Yakima Bears Northwest League Buddy Hicks
C Eau Claire Braves Northern League Bill Steinecke
C Boise Braves Pioneer League Billy Smith
D Davenport Braves Midwest League Travis Jackson
D Wellsville Braves New York-Penn League Harry Minor

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville, Yakima, Boise, Wellsville

Notes

  1. ^ Enos Slaughter page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rico Carty page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Stan Lopata page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Clay Dalrymple page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Georges Maranda page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Jim Bolger page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ a b The Associated Press, Oct. 5, 1959
  9. ^ The Associated Press, Oct. 4, 1959
  10. ^ Eddie Mathews | The Baseball Page
  11. ^ Ray Boone page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ a b Earl Averill, Jr. page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Elrod Hendricks page at Baseball Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN . 
  • 1960 Milwaukee Braves season at Baseball Reference
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